It took an hour and a half for more than 20 volunteers from the Rotary Club of Wyndham Harbour and St Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community to assemble 200 birthing kits for women in need.
The volunteers assembled sets made up of guaze, plastic sheets, sterile blades, soap, cord ties and gloves that would then be boxed up and distributed to women living in developing countries.
Project leader Mamode Osikoya said the project was a good opportunity to help people living outside the community.
“The beauty of this project is that you don’t know where the birthing kids will land eventually, it’s part of our community service to reach out to people around us, but this was part of our international service,” she said.
Mamode believes the aim of the Rotary Club is to have people come together, while simultaneously volunteering for communities and humanity.
“The feeling you get knowing that the little gesture you have done, the little thing you have done, has probably save 200 women and 200 babies,” she said.
“As a group, the feeling of fulfilment is knowing you have done something good for someone you don’t know.”
This was the first time in a few years that the group was able to get together and assemble the kits together, but Mamode says the club plans on participating in the project every year.
The kits are provided by the Birthing Kit Foundation Australia who have supplied more than 2.4 million clean birth kits to women all over the world.